An Evening for Sandra George

Thursday 13 June 2024
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  • Off-Site Exhibition
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Please note this event is off-site at 5 Florence Street, Glasgow G5 0YX 

The venue has ramped or level access and/or lifts to access upper floors and accessible toilets.

An Evening for Sandra George
6pm Thursday 13th June 2024
5 Florence Street, Glasgow
Part of Glasgow International 2024

Free but ticketed – book via Eventbrite

Join us for An Evening for Sandra George, a thought-provoking event celebrating the life and legacy of artist Sandra George, whose work is on show across two rooms in 5 Florence Street for Glasgow International.

Delve into Sandra George’s profound impact on Scotland’s artistic landscape on Scotland’s artistic landscape through a panel discussion led by esteemed hosts Christian Noelle CharlesZoe Lorimer, and Titilayo Farukuoye. Gain insights into Sandra’s work and participatory practice, exploring the intersections of art and community engagement.

Engage in a reflective dialogue on the experiences of living as Black women in Scotland and the pivotal role of community in navigating challenges and fostering resilience. This event offers a space for meaningful conversation and connection, honoring Sandra’s contributions while highlighting the ongoing importance of amplifying Black voices in the arts. Don’t miss this opportunity to commemorate Sandra’s remarkable legacy and join the discussion on the power of art, community, and representation.

This event is part of Glasgow International’s Gatherings, and has been programmed by Christian Noelle Charles as part of her Sandra George Archive Commission for Glasgow International. Gatherings is a programme of workshops, talks and discussions taking place across the festival. They will provide opportunities to engage more deeply with points of exchange and recurring themes that exist across Glasgow International projects.

Christian Noelle Charles is a Black Female Artist currently living and working between Scotland, UK and New York.  A Syracuse, New York native, Christian’s work is an exploration of female representation and self-love in a contemporary world. She has acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Cooper Union in New York City and a Master of Fine Arts at the Glasgow School of Art. She has presented works with Tramway in Glasgow, Scotland, Edinburgh Printmakers, and South London Gallery in London.

Christian takes inspiration from today’s pop culture, modern performance techniques, and personal experiences. She also derives inspiration as a video performance artist from the relationship between performer and audience member. By using the mediums of printmaking, video, and performance her work demonstrates a celebration of self-love and individuality.

Zoe Lorimer is a Black-Scottish artist, community worker, anti-racist trainer and writer from Edinburgh. Zoe’s work focuses on how marginalised individuals can heal and reconnect with community through creative expression and working with nature. She is currently based in the west of Scotland after 8 years of teaching in East Asia. Read her story in the Roots and Rebellion (2024) anthology.

Titilayo Farukuoye (they/them) is a writer, educator and organiser based in Glasgow. Their work addresses social justice and community care and is informed by dreaming and the radical imagination. Titilayo co-directs the Scottish BPOC Writers Network and is a winner of the 2022 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. Their poetry pamphlet In Wolf’s Skin is available with Stewed Rhubarb Press.

Sandra George studied at Napier University gaining a BA in Photography; then a BA in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art in Drawing and Painting. In 2004 she graduated in Community Education at The University of Edinburgh. George was a freelance photographer for over 30 years for organisations and publications such as the Sentinel, the Tollcross Community Newspaper, Shelter, and the Craigmillar Festival News and the Craigmillar Chronicle. In the 1980s she worked in Community Development in Wester Hailes. In the 1990s she worked in Craigmillar, Edinburgh for organisations including McGovan House, the Thistle Foundation, and the Craigmillar Community Arts Centre. In 2008 she was Youth Services Manager with Hunter’s Hall Cooperative, Craigmillar. That year she launched Niddrie Community Youth Group.

Supported by Craigmillar Now, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Life and Assumption Studios and Glasgow International with funds from the Scottish Government’s Festivals EXPO Fund.